Neri Marsili (Sheffield): You Don’t Say: Lying, Asserting and Insincerity. Robert C. Hockett (Cornell) and Roy Kreitner (Tel Aviv): Just Prices. Three months after Maria, roughly half of Puerto Ricans still without power. She broke Japan’s silence on rape. Dumb and dumber: Dean Baker on Donald Trump on Amazon and the Postal Service. Thread: “I’d like to thank the president for giving me the opportunity to go on a little rant reminding everyone that the US Postal Service is a fricking marvel, and people's complaints about it are largely bogus. Strap in” (and more). Existentialists in love: Richard Marshall interviews Skye C. Cleary. Long divided, Iran unites against Trump and Saudis in a nationalist fervor.

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read. Trump’s New York Times interview is a portrait of a man in cognitive decline. “It always amazes me that the president of the U.S. is more transparently insecure, ignorant and hapless in his job than anyone I know in any capacity”. Thread: “It is absolutely stunning that this person is president of the United States”.